DROGBA: A disgrace to fantastic but it can't be ignored.

I have left it for a day or so to enjoy the title celebrations as we all are, but the events surrounding our first penalty award simply ca...

Football - Chelsea v Wigan Athletic Barclays Premier League

I have left it for a day or so to enjoy the title celebrations as we all are, but the events surrounding our first penalty award simply cannot be ignored.

I have to say it now and I am sure alot of other Chelsea fans or even the majority of us thought that Didier Drogba's temper tantrum after Frank Lampard grabbed the ball and insisted on taking the first penalty of the game to put us 2-0 up was a disgrace!.

There is simply no other way of explaining his attitude at the time. He was like a spoilt baby. It was embarrassing watching events unfold and became more about him the man and his selfish attitude to win the golden boot rather than put the team first.

Carlo Ancelotti, when asked on Friday in his pre-match press conference, if we were awarded a penalty who would take it simply replied "No change, Frank Lampard as normal!" so knowing that why did Didier sulk and have a face on him like a slapped arse!?.

When Lampard picked the ball up we could see Didier move towards him and Lampard say something to him. It turns out on the TV replays you can lip-read Frank saying to him "Wait until the game is won!". That's when Didier turns to the bench to look for consolation which he doesn't get and then walks off towards the half way line. Lampard as a result scores the pen.

Football - Chelsea v Wigan Athletic Barclays Premier League

What stood out for me was the fact that even Lampard knew how much of a strop on Didier had. He cut short his usual goal celebrations to go and find Drogba. At the same time the likes of Kalou, Ballack and Ivanovic had words with Didier before Lampard got there. Once he reached Drogba the tv replays show that he had the ump and you can again lip-read Lampard this time still explaining himself and saying "You will probably get a chance to score later in the game!". We were 2-0 up at home and the oppo were now down to 10-men so surely Drogba could see that he would get chances in the game.

He resulting attitude for the rest of the first half was scandlous and pathetic. He strolled about the pitch with a sulk on, not interested at all and believe it or not at that stage with Ancelotti gesturing to him and shouting at him from the side of the pitch, I was wondering if he would re-appear for the second half.

John Terry was seen to have his customary "pop" at Drogba as we waited for a corner to come across, and this is something we have all seen happen before.

Just before half time Didier showed his frustration to us all by grabbing the ball just inside half way and hitting a shot well wide of goal from about 35 yards out with three players ahead of him. He had not got his way, had been had a go at by Lampard, Ancelotti and Terry and felt as though things were going against him.

So as the half-time whistle went and he ran off the pitch I am happy to admit i thought he should of been punished for his attitude towards his team mates and I stand by what I have said ... he was a disgrace.

This was the recently voted "Chelsea player of the year" as voted by the fans and speaking at the awards said "the team comes first on Sunday". It was no surprise why some fans out there booed him in the first half when they saw what was happening right in front of them.

It turns out Ancelotti told Didier to "shut-up" at half time and the rest of the team made sure he came out in the second half in the right attitude and we all know what happened.

Chelsea celebrate Didier Drogba's hat trick Barclays Premiership. Chelsea v Wigan. 09.05.1

Didier obviously realised he made himself look a complete idiot and embarrassed himself and everyone else. He came out with a point to prove and with re-newed focus and my god did he make a point.

He was on fire. His acrobatic overhead kick that lead to his goal was sublime. His header was fantastic rising majestically at the far post to head home. He was hungry and on form and when he is like that no-one can stop him.

As we all know he scored a hat-trick including a penalty that Lampard stepped aside allowing Didier to take. He could of even scored four in the game.

Didier said afterwards in the on-pitch interview to Skysports that "I made a mistake and the team was right" so at least he made a mense with an explanation that, i'm sure his conscience forced him to make. For me though I brought a sour feeling to a game where it should of been 100% celebration. Don't get me wrong we celebrated like the rest of you, but I still can't believe this ever happened.

Football - Chelsea v FC Barcelona UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg

Didier Drogba Chelsea 2007/08

The thing is no one at Chelsea needs reminding. With Didier Drogba you get what you get. In some of our big games in the past something has happened that involves him as the two images above will prove.

If Didier loses his head, loses his focus in a game (normally a big game) then he can be the biggest liability of all. I know I keep harping on about it but Sunday was just the tip of the iceberg as far as Drogba is concerned and I know some people are saying maybe, just maybe, he could be on his way this summer.

I for one do not believe Drogba will be. If the stories break from world cup press conferences with supposed "quotes" from Drogba stating that he isn't happy at Chelsea and its time to move on, we will not be surprised as its par for the course with Drogba.

The thing is what Didier brings to he table is second to none in my view. When he wants it, when he is hungry and when he plays well there is no defender in world football who would love to play against him. He is unstoppable and again there is no one better and no one i'd rather have leading the line for Chelsea.

Its just a shame that it took a bollocking from Ancelotti and the players at half time to make him realise what he has done and what he needs to do in the biggest game of all this season.

I still can't get my head around it and never will but I guess that's the thing, Drogba is Drogba!.


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